This writer does not hide that I’m originally from Long Beach, CA. It’s in my blood (sitting side-by-side with my Nigerian heritage), it’s in my voice (I didn’t even know I had an “accent” until I relocated to New York), and I will always hold a special affinity for the music that comes from the city.
One such artist I recently came across was Jaywop, courtesy of his “Top 5 Freestyle” video. A one-shot take, Jay effortlessly flexes his lyrical dexterity throughout the short-but-sweet track.
This led me down the proverbial rabbit hole to find his recent release, Suede. A seven-track outing, the project features the likes of Innanet James and Deante’ Hitchcock, the latter who appears on the standout “Gold.”
Give Suede a spin below. You may enjoy it as much as I did.